Louie Vito took 1st place in last seasons Visa U.S. Halfpipe Grand Prix on Dec. 10th. and landed back to back doubles and other stylish hits in his run, He also took it to the next level by throwing a frontside double 10, cab double 10, stiffie, back 9 and front 10. According to Vito, it was a nice way to kick off another season."I'm really stoked. I'm happy to land a run when I had to and start the season off well," Vito said. "It's good to have landed and to be on the podium with two of my best friends."Vito took the lead with back-to-back doubles in the 1st run which maintained the lead through the entire competition. Also making the podium was Luke Mitrani from Mammoth, CA, and Olympic bronze medalist Scotty Lago of Seabrook, NH. According to Vito, with the first one out of the way, he's ready for the rest of the competition season."I'm happy to be back into contests and to shake those pre contest season jitters out of the way. You get rid of the anxiety and remember the feelings you have up there and you're ready to move forward," Vito said.